Yachad is an international organization dedicated to enhancing the life opportunities of Jewish individuals with developmental disabilities or other learning challenges. Through education, Yachad breaks down real and perceived barriers within communities while simultaneously providing social recreational, educational and vocational programing that is designed through an inclusive lens. Through this work, Yachad empowers participants to meaningfully and fully engage in Jewish life.
Our diverse services include, but are not limited to: social programming for all age groups; counseling services for individuals and families; weekend retreats; extensive parent support services; sibling services; vocational training and job placement; professional advocates and case managers; summer camps for members of all ages; special needs yeshivas; shabbat programs; Day Habilitation programs; Israel Birthright trips for persons with mobility and/or special learning needs; social skills development; lobbying for pro-disability legislation on the local, state, and federal levels; high school and university leadership program.
Yachad members participate in several inclusive activities per month. There are Yachad Chapters located throughout the United States, Canada, and Israel.